Excerpt: Have owned a SONY SLT-A57 which I had some nice glas with (Sigma Contemporary series). I was quite satisfied with that combination. Except....the weight & volume of the package. So I thought a bout a complimentary compact zoom camera.
Nice pictures but separate flash and clunky design
Becky (NOLA) "Becky", Amazon
15 February 2015
Summary: The camera came with a damaged sd card. I tried several I know were working. It would take two or three pictures then I would get the error message. I considered getting another one, but I didn't care for several things about this camera.
Outstanding Engineering and Quality, Typically Poor Usability and Documentation
Commander Schlock "Science Officer", Amazon
6 February 2015
Summary: Update from August 2015: The camera's LCD is essentially useless in bright sunlight. I am literally shooting blind. My next camera will have a view finder and I doubt I will spend $150 to get an optional one of this.
Summary: The picture quality that this camera produces exceeds my expectations, even with the kit lens. The camera body is small but still easy to hold and steady and feels to be made of high quality. It's light weight and easy to carry around, especially when using a compact lens.
Great little camera if you don't mind the multifunction control dial
11 December 2014
Summary: This compact M4/3 camera is capable of producing outstanding photos - as good as any shot by the Olympus OM-D series of cameras. The only reason I don't give it five stars is that the handling is not ideal for me.
Best Value for the money in micro four thirds system
Michael S. Klusek, Amazon
10 December 2014
Summary: Bought this in September. I did a lot of research (engineer by training) and this camera had the best combination of image quality, very good lens selection, and features for the money. I knew the tradeoffs going in. I would definitely like another top dial for EV adjustment.